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Ever notice that when your muscles are tender after a great workout, that your sex drive is higher?

For me it is true every time. I have heard that re-building muscle tissue continues to keep your metabolism high. Maybe it is a seratonin high or something.

Maybe I am just getting older and the hormone swings are just wierd.

In conversation at the gym, very few woman will talk about or admit to this. Am I the only one?

Sat. Mar 8, 7:44pm

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libido and stuff...

here too. absolutely emphatically positively......i also have noticed a significant increase in my sexual interest. i'm not sure about the hormonal or metabolic changes in women...but i have read several articles....that confirm when obese men lose weight, especially in men with metabolic syndrome, there is a significant increase in free and total testosterone levels; its testosterone that augments our drives.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 10:01 PM

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So maybe it is the weight loss that triggers higher sex drives, and not sore muscles?

Fat cells in women (I have been told) produce estrogen. So it would make sense that a change in that hormone could infuence desire.

I din't realize that testosterone levels could change with weight loss in men.


Sunday, March 09, 2008, 10:56 AM

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Well, exercise increases blood flow to your pelvic region do increase sexual desire, so that could be it. Sore muscles might just be a by-product of the fact that the harder and longer you've worked out, the longer blood has been flowing into your pelvic area!
This is a great reason to get moving, huh? :)
I would also note that when I work out, especially cardio, I feel sexier as I'm working out. I start feeling almost unstoppably sexually attractive and powerful, lol. Another good reason to do it!

Sunday, March 09, 2008, 7:46 PM

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Feeling sexy and attractive while you sweat has got to be because of a release of endorphins with yur adrenaline.

I always go to the gym and work hard. The sweatier the better. I try to take my muscles to the very edge to break them down. I am counting on the building back process to make me look better and keep my metabolism high.

Thanks for your input. Sometimes I feel like there is something a bit off with me, because the exercise obviously raises my sex drive, and no one wants to admit it happens to them!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9:25 AM

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